The MLB is back on Friday and we will see more action as the Colorado Rockies will clash with the Texas Rangers in game one of their three-game set from Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The Rockies will give the nod to Chad Bettis and the Rangers will counter with Yohander Mendez.
Colorado Rockies Form
The Rockies went through a bad patch in recent times as they struggled in the games against the Phillies. The Rockies have improved their offensive game recently but they made a big step back in the final game of the series against the Rockies. After the solid 7-2 win, they lost the last game of that series with a score of 9-3. In that game, they showed that are facing some issue on the mound. The Rockies will need to improve if they want to get something from these games against the Rangers. The Rockies have averaged 4.03 runs per game and have allowed 3.84 runs per game on the road so far. Chad Bettis record against the Rangers stands at 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA in one start.
On the offensive side of the game, Colorado has some average stats as they are placed on the 11th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.46 runs per game, while also holding the 14th spot in hitting at .247 and 14th spot in homers with a total of 79 so far. On the mound, they have been poor this season as they are placed on the 26th spot in the league in ERA at 4.83, while also holding the 23rd spot in WHIP at 1.38 and 17th spot in K’s with 569.
Texas Rangers Form
The Rangers are also one of the teams that are struggling lately. Texas has lost their last six games including the two-game series with the Dodgers. The expectations for the Rangers this season were quite bright as they have a solid offensive firepower. However, it seems that they are struggling with their offence so far this season. The Rangers have averaged 4.47 runs per game and have allowed 5.83 runs per game here at home for the year. The starting pitcher Yohander Mendez will be getting his first MLB start.
On the offensive side of the game, the Rangers have some below average stats as they are placed on the 22nd spot in the league in scoring, putting up just 4.17 runs per game, while also holding the 26th spot in hitting at .229 and 15th place in homers with a total of 79 so far. On the mound, they have some poor stats as they are placed on the 25th spot in the league in ERA at 4.80, while also holding the 26th spot in WHIP at 1.41 and 27th in K’s with 511.
Both of these teams are struggling lately and they will both aim to get back on winning ways. However, I think that the Rockies are the better team at the moment and I expect a solid performance from them in this game. Go for the Rockies in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers on 6/15/2018 is: Take the Colorado Rockies -106 (money line bet)
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